The curriculum A Global Controversy: The U.S. Invasion of Iraq provides an overview of Iraqi history and draws students into the public debate on the U.S. decision to invade Iraq in 2003. Students assess the war's impact in the United States, Iraq, and beyond, and consider its implications for the public's role in future foreign policy decisions.
Videos for Readings: The videos below follow the outline of the printed curriculum unit. The headings correspond to the headings in the student readings.
Videos for Lessons accompany lessons in the teacher's guide of the printed curriculum unit.
Scholars Online: Videos for Readings
A Global Controversy: The U.S. Invasion of Iraq
P. Terrence Hopmann
Senator Jack Reed
Charles Tripp University of London
Thomas M. Nichols United States Naval War College
Former President of Chile
Introduction: The Largest Protest in History
Part I: A Brief History of Iraq
Iraq's Early History
Iraq Under Saddam Hussein
The First Persian Gulf War
Part II: From Containment to Regime Change
A Policy of Regime Change
A New Security Strategy
The Road to War
Moment of Decision: Early March, 2003
Part III: The War in Iraq
Effects of the War
*The United States